Annabel (Japanese singer)

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Annabel
Born (1984-03-18) March 18, 1984 (age 34)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2005–present
Labels Lantis
Associated acts
Website annabel.jp

Annabel (born March 18, 1984) is an Argentine-Japanese singer signed to Lantis.

Biography[edit]

Although most personal information about her is unknown, in 2012, she revealed via letter her real name to a famous radio station in Tokyo, and that her real given name is also Annabel.

She began her musical career in 2005. In 2006, she and singer Nagi Yanagi formed the unit Binaria; to date, they have released 13 albums. In 2007, she formed another unit with singer Bermei.inazawa called anNina. As anNina, the duo performed the ending themes to the second and third seasons of Higurashi When They Cry. In 2009, she started her career as a solo singer.

Due to her rise in popularity, she started performing theme songs for anime series. Her first solo single was "Anamnesis," which is used as the ending theme to the 2012 anime television series Another; the single for "Anamnesis" was released on February 8, 2012. Annabel released her second single "Above Your Hand" on May 23, 2012, which is used as the ending theme for the anime television series Sankarea. Her third single, "Signal Graph," was released on July 25, 2012, which is used as the opening theme for the anime television series Love, Elections & Chocolate. She released her first solo album Miniascape on November 28, 2012.

In 2015, she sang the vocals for the theme song of the 3DS game, 7th Dragon III Code:VFD of the 7th Dragon series.

In 2016, she formed the band siraph with Masayuki Hasuo and Masaaki Yamasaki (former School Food Punishment) and Yoshimasa Terui (haisuinonasa) who were the member of her backup band.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak Oricon
chart positions
2012 Miniascape
  • Released: November 28, 2012
  • Label: Lantis (LACA-35258, LACA-15258)
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD
102[1]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak Oricon
chart positions
Album
2009 "My heaven" 67[2] Miniascape
"Light of Dawn"
2012 "Anamnesis" 104[3]
"Above your hand" 96[4]
"Signal Graph" 39[5]
2013 "Small Worldrop"
2015 "Yoru no Kuni"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Other album appearances[edit]

Year Song Album Notes Ref.
2009 "Sayonara no Tsuzuki e" Drama CD: Bungaku Shōjo to Shinigatari no Piero Zenpen Theme song on a drama CD for the Book Girl series. [6]
"Kibō Nochi (Canaan BGM Main Theme yori)"
"Synesthesia (Canaan no Theme)"
"Yawarakana na Hikari no Naka de (Maria no Theme)"
"Ai no Kotoba (Hakko no Theme)"
"Shanghai Biyori" (Yun Yun no Theme)"
Canaan Inspired Album Songs related to the anime television series Canaan. [7]
"My heaven" Canaan Original Soundtrack TV-size version theme song to Canaan anime television series. [8]
2010 "Sayonara no Tsuzuki e" Drama CD: Bungaku Shōjo to Uekawaku Ghost Zenpen Theme song on a drama CD for the Book Girl series. [9]
"Midoriiro no Yume" Heart to Heart (from iyunaline to solfa 2) [10]
"Light of Dawn" Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra Original Soundtrack TV-size version theme song to Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra anime television series. [11]
"Photograph" Narcissu: Moshimo Ashita ga Aru Nara Portable Vocal Album Image song to the visual novel Narcissu: Moshimo Ashita ga Aru Nara Portable [12]
"Stargazer" Florish (from iyunaline to solfa 3) [13]
"Kineorama"
"Hakumei"
Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku Drama CD: Nigiwai Maseu, Hoshi Furu Seiya ni Theme song on a drama CD for Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku visual novel. [14]
"Soshita Mata, Koko Kara"
"Nagareru Sora ni"
Clock Zero: Shūen no Ichibyō Original Soundtrack Theme songs to Clock Zero: Shūen no Ichibyō PlayStation 2 video game. [15]
2011 "Abysmal Noise" Hekikai no Aion Drama CD Theme song on a drama CD for Aion manga. [16]
"Akashi" Katanagatari Kakyokushū Sono Ni Theme song to Katanagatari anime television series. [17]
"Sasoi no Seitei (Iriya mie Lip-Aura)"
"Kegareta Hakoniwa (Serju ol Ieldis)"
Kasō Shōjo: Lip-Aura Gensō Kakyoku Shū Theme songs to drama CD Kasō Shōjo: Lip-Aura. [18]
"Perfect Trap" Mirai Nikki Inspired Album Vol. 1: Ingaritsu Noise Image song to Future Diary anime television series. [19]
"Reimei"
"Seiro Kōkō"
"Kaneorama"
"Hakumei"
Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku: Ending Shudaika Shū Theme song collection to the Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku visual novel. [20]
2012 "Seitan no Facade" Apriori Barbarian On The Groove album. [21]
2013 "Shall We Dance" "Phantasmagoria / Shall We Dance" Split single with Ceui for original video animation series Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku: Kinetograph. [22]

Independent releases[edit]

  • Autonomia (March 9, 2008)
  • Noctiluca (December 31, 2010)
  • "Ignis" (May 1, 2011)
  • R.m.k (July 29, 2011)
  • "Memory Cycle of a Sentimentalist" (October 30, 2011)
  • "Debris" (April 30, 2012)
  • "syncretism" (2014)
  • "Country of the Night" (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miniascape" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "My heaven" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Anamnesis" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Above your hand" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ シグナルグラフ [Signal Graph] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "ドラマCD版"文学少女"と死にたがりの道化 前篇" [Drama CD: Bungaku Shōjo to Shinigatari Piero Zenpen] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Canaan Inspired album" (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "『CANAAN』オリジナルサウンドトラック" [Canaan Original Soundtrack] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ "ドラマCD版"文学少女"と飢え渇く幽霊 前篇" [Drama CD: Bungaku Shōjo to Uekawaku Ghost Zenpen] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  10. ^ "solfa new album「heart to heart ~from iyunaline to solfa2~」" (in Japanese). Solfa. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  11. ^ "戦う司書 The Book of Bantorra」オリジナル・サウンドトラック" [Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra Original Soundtrack] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  12. ^ ナルキッソス~もしも明日があるなら~ ボーカルアルバム [Narcissu: Moshimo Ashita ga Aru Nara Portable Vocal Album] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  13. ^ "solfa ニューコンピレーションアルバム「flourish ~from iyunaline to solfa3~」" [Solfa New Compilation Album "flourish ~from iyunaline to solfa3~] (in Japanese). Solfa. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  14. ^ "PSP専用ソフト『華ヤカ哉、我ガ一族』ドラマCD" [PSP Game "Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku" Drama CD] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  15. ^ "「CLOCK ZERO ~終焉の一秒~」 オリジナルサウンドトラック" [Clock Zero: Shūen no Ichibyō Original Soundtrack] (in Japanese). Team Entertainment. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  16. ^ "『碧海のAiON』ドラマCD" [Hekikai no Aion Drama CD] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  17. ^ 刀語 歌曲集 其ノ弐 [Katanagatari Kakyokushū Sono Ni] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  18. ^ "花想少女~Lip-Aura~幻想歌曲集" [Kasō Shōjo: Lip-Aura Gensō Kakyoku Shū] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  19. ^ "『未来日記』イメージソング 未来日記インスパイアードアルバム Vol.1 ~因果律ノイズ~" [Mirai Nikki Inspired Album Vol. 1: Ingaritsu Noise] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  20. ^ "PSP専用ソフト『華ヤカ哉、我ガ一族』ED主題歌集" [PSP Video Game "Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku" ED Theme Song Collection] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Apriori" (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  22. ^ "OVA『華ヤカ哉、我ガ一族 キネトグラフ』OP主題歌: ファンタスマゴリア / ED主題歌: シャル ウヰ ダンス" [OVA Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku Kinetograph OP Theme Song: Phantasmagoria / ED Theme Song: Shall We Dance] (in Japanese). Neowing. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 

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